Tigers Today: August 3, 2010
Posted on August 3, 2010
52-52, 3rd place; 7 GB
Game 1: Tigers vs. White Sox | 1:05 p.m. ET – Comerica Park | On the air: FSD/AM 1270 and 97.1 FM
Game 2: Tigers vs. White Sox | 7:05 p.m. ET – Comerica Park | On the air: FSD/AM 1270 and 97.1 FM
Tigers History Lesson
On this Date in Tigers History
- 2009 — Justin Verlander gives up five runs to the Orioles in the first inning, before settling down. Brian Roberts leads off the game with a home run, and four more runs score before the second out is recorded. Detroit scores three in the bottom of the inning, on doubles by Placido Polanco and Miguel Cabrera, who then homers to tie the game in the fifth. With two outs in the bottom of the ninth, Clete Thomas homers to deepest center field off Danys Baez to give Detroit the comeback 6-5 win, which extends its lead over the idle White Sox to 2 games in the A.L. Central.
- 1992 — Tigers president Bo Schembechler and team chairman Jim Campbell are both fired.
- 1987 — Jack Morris ties the American League record with five wild pitches in a 4-2, 10-inningloss to the Royals.
- 1980 — Al Kaline, Duke Snider, Chuck Klein, and Tom Yawkey are inducted into baseball’s Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.
- 1960 — Indians GM Frank Lane trades managers with Tigers GM Bill DeWitt. The Indians’ Joe Gordon (49-46) is dealt to the Tigers for Jimmy Dykes (44-52).